Essential Tools for the Homeowner
Once you purchase a home you quickly discover you need some basic items around the house to perform basic maintenance. The list below will help you stock your tool bag and save you thousands in handiman costs. Most repairs can be done with a little help of a you tube video and a few tools. Basic up-keep maintains property value and keeps your home in tip top shape.
Homeowner toolkit essentials: Allen wrench l Box wrench l Brads, nails, and spikes, various sizes l Channel-lock pliers (water pump pliers) l Cordless drill/screwdriver l Curved claw hammer l Digging spade l Duct tape l Extendable-handle rake l Glue gun l Hoe l Level (2-inch with aluminum housing) l Locking long-nose pliers l Magnetic tack hammer l Needle-nose pliers l Open-end wrench l Pipe wrenches l Portable tool box l Pruning shears l Pry bar l Pump water vacuum (wet/dry vac) l Saw l Screwdrivers, Phillips and flathead l Socket wrench with a ratchet handle l Spray lubricant l Staple gun l Strap wrench l Tape measure l Trowel l Utility knife l Wire cutters l Wood screws l Work flashlight